Leaderboard

PositionAvatarUsernamePointsRankAchievementsQuests
1Sean Tierney5880Nomad Level IIKnow it all IconSpace Cowboy IconThrowin’ Down IconNavigator IconLight it up IconCelebrity IconEngaged IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconBaller IconNone
2jeff abercrombie5470Nomad Level IIYou’ve got heart! IconSpace Cowboy IconThrowin’ Down IconLight it up IconHeavy Lifter IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
3Don Henderson2400Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconGold Star IconEdison IconNone
4Richard Duplain2330Nomad in trainingNavigator IconHeavy Lifter IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
5Dong Trinh2250Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down IconEngaged IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
6Joey Karam1440Nomad in training3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
7Suzanne Price1400Nomad in training3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
8Paula Suda830Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
9Chris Schwartze350Nomad in training3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
10Nick Fico300Nomad in training3 Day Login Streak IconNone
11Taylor Enfinger110Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
12Mark Stratis90Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
13Gareth Everson70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
14Testamplitude Testamplitude70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
15toto tartou70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
16Amy Marchesi70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
17Erica Lurie70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
18Nina Marques70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
19Nikki Price70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
20Bryan Kirch50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
21Nathalie Cass50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
22Jose Godoy50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
23Chris Schwartze50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
24Bill Nugget50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
25Lyle Elkins50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
26Chris Womack50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
27Daniel Kern50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
28Andrew Euston50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
29Kate Smith50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
30Leah Whetstone50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
31Janet Rouss50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
32Kevin Pham50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
33Natalie Gibson50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
34Carly Clem50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
35Carly Clements50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
36Susanna Townsend50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
37Karin Chazan50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
38Tess Pili50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
39Kevin Glessner50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
40Janice Escobar50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
41Mr Ed50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
42Alex Miller50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
43Hunter Pine50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
44Chris Peloquin50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
45Shoncy Wible50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
46Katherine Sfeir50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
47Eddie Contento50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
48Tim Costa50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
49Katherine Sfeir50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
50Natalie Beer50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
51Jessica Barthel50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
52Bryan Trinh50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
53Jordan Carroll50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
54Emily Moyer50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
55Bryan Fischer50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
56Benjamin Verhasselt50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone


Legend for badges:

The NomadPrep course encourages four fundamental behaviors in its students:

  1. Learn: put in the time to go through each lesson, do the research, ace the quizzes and absorb the information taught.
  2. Prepare: do the work to prepare (namely, complete each homework assignment IRL).
  3. Contribute: participate in the forums. Ask questions and help answer questions of others where you can contribute.
  4. Commit: take definitive baby-steps each day towards putting progressively more skin in the game and ultimately making the leap to go.

The course employs gamification towards promoting these behaviors via rewarding consistency of attendance, quiz scoring, completion of key steps, participation in the forums and other activities. Below are your current achievements, your current rank, a list of all possible attainable achievements and how you can win each (hover over each to see explanation). Your current standings relative to other students taking the course are at the top of the page.

My Achievements

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Badge Icon Badge Name Encourages How to earn Points Why it matters IRL
Heavy Lifter Preparation Complete Banking / Insurance checklist items 100  Knocking out the banking and insurance steps means you’ve gotten some weighty todo’s out of the way.
  Baller Contribution Ask five questions in forums 100 Every time you ask a question you not only get the answer for yourself but leave it preserved for others who follow.
  Edison Award Learning Complete 4 lessons 50 Inertia is everything. If you can make it through the first four days you can likely complete the entire course.
  Celebrity Contribution Reply to 5 forum posts 100 If you know the answer to something you’ve already learned, be a good nomadic citizen and help whomever has your question now.
  Gold Star Learning Get a perfect quiz 100 A perfect quiz means you’ve retained all the material and you’re engaged in the learning process.
  Engaged Contribution Submit blog to RemoteYearBlogs.com 300  Syndicating your own blog posts and reading others via RYBlogs lets you connect more deeply than just following people on Instagram.
  Academic Eggcellence Learning Perfect attendance. 14-day streak of flawless attendance. 200  This means you are diligent with your prep efforts and committed to learning everything you can about being effective before you go.
  Goin’ Platinum Preparation Complete safety / gear / apps checklist items 200  You’ve completed the safety lesson, obtained all the mobile apps and purchased the gear from the gear lesson.
  Big Heart Learning Complete course 700  Completing the course is a major achievement and means you’ve done everything possible to educate yourself.
  Light it up Preparation Complete all Infosec items 250 Keeping a good security posture, having strategies for protecting your data and having redundancy means you’re well ahead of the game in resiliency to the inevitable surprises on the road.
  Navigator Preparation Complete all travel docs and immunization items 100 It’s critical to have all your travel docs and immunizations in order to be able to go.
  You’re on the map Commitment Show up 😉 50 Just starting the course means you’ve taken a definitive step to get better prepared.
  3-day Streak Commitment Log in three days in a row 300  Coming back three days in a row means you have good momentum, and developing that is key to start a long journey.
  Throwin’ Down Commitment Pay program deposit 1000  This means you’ve put major skin in the game and are fully committed to the adventure.
  Space Cowboy Preparation Complete Employment / Living Situation / Vehicle / Phone items 500  Encumbrances can derail the best-laid plans. This means you’ve cleared a bunch of the potential obstacles that would keep you from going.
  Know it all Contribution Reply to 20 questions in forums 300  Answering twenty questions for others is no joke. You are a true contributor and samaritan.
  Enlightened Contribution Ask 20 questions in forums 200  Asking twenty questions means you’ve really put in the time to research and develop good questions not already addressed in the forums. Way to expand your own knowledge while creating a resource for others.
  World Traveler Commitment Book your outbound flight 600  There’s no turning back now… 😉 Booking your flight is the final step in commitment. Bon voyage.